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PRESS RELEASE: Delta Care Rx Founder and President Drew Mihalyo Named Next Generation Pharmacist® Finalist.

Award To Be Presented by Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems.



Delta Care Rx congratulates President, Founder and Chief Operating Officer Drew Mihalyo for his nomination for the Next Generation Pharmacist® Award as determined by a distinguished panel of his peers. Drew is rightfully nominated in the category of Technology Innovator—recognition of his leadership as a young pharmacist in building Delta Care through a relentless focus on leveraging technology and disruptive innovation to improve patient care, caregiver satisfaction and hospice costs. Congratulations—and thank you—Drew!


Delta Care Rx Founder and President Drew Mihalyo Named Next Generation Pharmacist® Finalist. Award To Be Presented by Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems Pittsburgh, PA, September 1, 2020


Drew Mihalyo, PharmD, Founder, President and Chief Operating Officer of pharmacy benefit manager Delta Care Rx, has been named a Finalist for the Next Generation Pharmacist® Award to be presented by Pharmacy Times® and Parata Systems.


The 11th annual national awards program, to take place virtually on October 31, 2020, will honor three pharmacy professionals in each of 10 categories. One winner from each of the ten categories will be named the 2020 Next Generation Pharmacist. Mihalyo is one of three nominees in the Technology Innovator category. Pharmacy Times is the leading media resource for pharmacists and Parata Systems is a leading provider of pharmacy automation. “Delta Care may not be the nation’s largest pharmaceutical care solutions provider focusing on serious illness; we’re not a small cog in an insurance industry conglomerate. But as an independent, pharmacist-owned company, we have become a trusted partner to scores of mission-driven hospice and palliative care organizations because our commitment to technological innovation is constantly pushing the envelope in terms of quality care, service excellence, price transparency and disruptive change within the pharmaceutical care sector,” Mihalyo said.


The 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards program is peer-nominated and honors remarkable pharmacists, student pharmacists, technicians and industry advocates in 10 categories. The 30 finalists were selected by a panel of distinguished judges. Mihalyo is the only representative of a dedicated nationwide hospice pharmacy among the 30 finalists.


Under Mihalyo’s energetic direction, Delta Care Rx has led development and implementation of a comprehensive suite of products and services offered for the benefit of hospice, palliative care and serious illness providers. These products and services include 24/7/365 real-time live access to clinical pharmacists, development of customized preferred drug lists, delivery of customized reports to meet all pharmacy-related regulations, a customized provider e-Prescribing software tool, telehealth options, DME management services/tools and a robust no-cost continuing education curriculum for hospice clinicians. And much more. Under Mihalyo’s leadership, Delta Care has revolutionized the relationship between hospice providers and pharmacy benefit managers through its ground-breaking Hospice Taper© pricing model, which throws out the old average-wholesale-pricing-with-a-discount and even older per-patient-per-day schemes and replaces them with a 100 percent transparent benefit that combines a pass through of the actual cost of medications with a service fee based solely on a provider’s average daily census.


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About Delta Care Rx

Delta Care Rx transforms and improves the hospice pharmacy sector through business transparency, innovation, extreme customer service, and the maintenance of vital community-pharmacy relationships. As a pharmacist-owned, privately held provider, Delta Care sets the industry benchmark for pharmacy benefit management, mail order pharmacy options, on-demand pharmacist
services and hospice-tailored electronic prescribing. In addition, Delta Care offers electronic tools, including cutting-edge telehealth technology, to improve the quality of patient care and simplify essential workflow and ordering processes within hospice settings.


About Pharmacy Times®

Pharmacy Times® is the industry-leading multimedia pharmacy network of community, health-system, oncology and specialty pharmacy platforms, providing practical clinical and professional information that pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with other health care providers.


About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides pharmacy technology solutions to reduce costs, improve health outcomes, and enhance the patient experience by offering the most comprehensive pharmacy automation portfolio with medication adherence packaging, high-speed robotic dispensing technologies, and pharmacy workflow solutions.

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